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The Knowbodies Podcast

Know. Your. Body. We are two physical therapists passionate about creating a more informed and healthier society through speaking with leading minds in the worlds of health, fitness, and self-development. The goal is to tackle any and all subjects relating to the most dynamic organism on the planet: the human body.
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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

The world of Saidee Wynn, taken from her blog spooniewarrior 

"I didn’t choose the Spoonie life, the Spoonie life chose me.

If you aren’t sure what a Spoonie is, I urge you to look up the Spoon Theory. It’s a pretty awesome story that describes life with a chronic illness. Energy = Spoons (to sum it up in a super short way that doesn’t do the actual story justice…). It has become a symbol for those of us with chronic illnesses. Basically, we never have enough spoons.

I am currently fighting POTS, EDS, PTSD, and many other letter groupings. I feel like I’m out there trying to capture the entire alphabet!  My symptoms from these illnesses have rendered me disabled and dramatically changed the way I interact with the world. They have also forced me to redefine myself in my current roles in life.

I am the mother of a super spunky, energetic little girl. I also have an amazing partner in life, who is absolutely my rock. You’ll be learning more about them as you follow my blog, because they will obviously be the subjects of many posts."

Check out Saidee's incredible blog, recommendations and advice on her website and social media:

Spooniewarrior

and "spooniewarrior" on facebook, instagram and twitter!

Show Notes:

  • Saidee is the author of spoonwarrior.com - all things chronic illness and the journey of healthcare
  • EDS - Ehlers Danlos syndrome
  • Navigating healthcare with persistent symptoms
  • The tipping point of chronic pathology
  • Where do people really learn and connect over their health journeys?
  • Why medical providers should not completely divide people from their diagnosis 
  • What exactly is a spoon? And what about a spoonie?
  • Whats it like balancing the process of pregnancy and managing EDS?
  • “Ive heard of this before, but its not very common”
  • The biggest factor in a successful healthcare relationship - “If a doctor believes you”
  • Are chronic diseases “solvable” or “curable”

 

Keep your eyes peeled for Saidee’s upcoming blog posts, novels and more!

 

Nov 22, 2017

DR. GREG LEHMAN BKIN, MSC, DC, MSCPT

"I am a physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model.

I currently teach two 2-day continuing education courses to health and fitness professionals through out the world.  Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science and Running Resiliency have been taught more than 60 times in more than 40 locations world wide." Bio from greg lehman.ca

Show Notes:

  • Intro, gregs influences from Dr. Stuart McGill and Dr. John Sarno
  • How important it is to be malleable and the value of asking the challenging questions 
  • Stress test your own philosophy 
  • Harnessing the moments of doubts 
  • Build confidence by finding your OWN beliefs 
  • Keep the treatments simple! - it's evidence based 
  • When something specific IS important 
  • Gregs main question for folks: "whats new or different?" 
  • “Pain occurs when we fail to adapt to some stressor - Injury occurs when you fail to adapt to mechnical load…we don’t want to vilify stress..rather what is our response to our stressors”
  • “Calm shit down, build shit back up”

Twitter question from @theprehabguys

“How do you follow up your pain explanations? Specifically, how do you teach patience to desperate/eager patients - want answers 4 their pain”

The criteria for adaptability:

  • -Is it human?
  • -Is it dead?

Twitter question from @joelipsky

“How does Greg approach patients presenting with Sx consistent with a neurodynamic issue and how does load management come into play.”

Twitter question from @daschaser

“How does Greg approach patients presenting with Sx consistent with a neurodynamic issue and how does load management come into play.”

Twitter question from @nickgornick

  • “What are the limitations of graded exposure/adaptation?”
  • Poke the bear, don’t hump the shit out of it (we can’t come up with this stuff, honestly) Who is allowed to go into pain and how much?

Gregs HIGHLY revered course: Reconciling Biomechanics With Pain Science. Check out the 2018 dates to see how to overcome the common clinical barriers in a city near you!

http://www.greglehman.ca

Nov 15, 2017

In this episode, The Knowbodies sit down for what turned out to be a part 2 to their episode with Dr. Ben Fung, PT, DPT, MBA a few weeks back. 1 year later, after Ben was first featured on the Breaking Student Debt Podcast with Will, Ben is back diving into a host of topics:

  • How to create income outside of working in a clinic
  • How to approach creating your own practice either right out of school or early on in your career
  • Fear and how it plays a major role in us following our true interests and passion
  • What the future holds for the PT profession

Enjoy! 

-Nick and Will

Nov 8, 2017

In this episode we sit down with Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Susie Gronski, PT, DPT and talk all about men's pelvic health. Dr. Gronski practices out of Asheville, NC and treats a variety patients, both men and women, with pelvic health issues.

In this episode we specifically talk about men's pelvic health issues and how she as a physical therapist helps men through the variety of issues they face.

We chat about:

  • Dr. Gronski's background and how a personal experience led her to wanting to become educated about pelvic health in both men and women
  • The common male pelvic health issues that she treats on a daily basis
  • Dr. Gronski's initial fears/concerns of starting her own clinic and working with men in a private setting
  • How does sex and sexual function play a role in the identity of both men and women?
  • The emotional factors involved when men are faced with pelvic health issues
  • How she educates her patients and the language she uses to navigate what might be a sensitive topic
  • Dr. Gronski's new book, Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block and why she felt compelled to write a book about male pelvic health issues

You can learn more about Dr. Gronski at her website:

drsusieg.com

And you can follow her on social media here:

Facebook: @drsusieg

Twitter: @drsusieg

Instagram: @dr.susieg

Nov 1, 2017

Show Notes:

Course reference: www.PTonice.com "Clinical management of the fitness athlete"

Development of a coaches mentality
“coach first, treat second”
Feeling a movement to teach a movement
Are PT’s movement experts?
What position CAN we play for fitness athletes?
Demystifying and reducing fear of movements
Appreciating something new and learning how to share the process
Zach Aguiar shoutout - Fluid Movement Master!
Having the natural eye for movement
Incredible advice for starting your career
"If you want to go quick, go by yourself; If you want to go far, go as a team”
Shout out to Jeff Moore and the ICE faculty, whose mission is to drive the needle forward in healthcare because the patients need it.
 
Check out the next LIVE course November 18th-19th in Greensboro, NC with Mitch and Ryan
 
OR you can catch all their incredible content ONLINE
 
Check out www.ptonice.com for all the dates, locations, and course details. There are a TON of locations to visit in 2018!
 
Thanks as well to the spider cameo in Ryan’s apartment, appropriately spooky timing.
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